As I was planning this day out I thought to myself, "No big deal, lunch, a movie and some much needed quality time with my kids... no electronics or mommy, what could go wrong? "
Here are "some" of the things I did not account for while flying solo on an outing on a pleasant Sunday to the Mall, No Parking, Crowds, Opening weekend of kids movie, 7yo girl bathroom needs w/ no Family Bathroom and only 1 person working concession stand *sigh*
Big T was up to the challenge, as long as there was Chocolate Milk and Hot Pretzels:
#1, Not so much:
As we were waiting for our lunch to arrive a song came on in the restaurant and The Pink One's eyes lit up! She started to move to the beat that we both instantly recognized...
TPO: Daddy, it's ICE-ICE baby! I danced to this in competition last year!
Yours Truly: Yes, I remember you dancing to Ice-Ice baby. But Sweetie...
TPO: (interrupting me) is this a different version?!? I don't recognize it.
YT: It's not a different version, it's the original song called "Under Pressure". They used (read: stole) part of it to make Ice-Ice baby.
TPO (pauses and scrunches up her face). I don't like this version, mine dance version is MUCH better!
YT:(face palm, no sense arguing with a 7 yo)
YT: Only when I watch YOU dancing to it sweetie...
In honor of David recently joining Freddie and to educate TPO as to what GREAT music sounds like:
Side note- Every time I hear Freddie Mercury sing I'm reminded of something I once heard/read:
"We lost Freddie Mercury and have Justin Beiber for the same reason, because someone didn't use a condom"
I wish I could give credit to the original source of that comment. I'm sure its out there on the internet somewhere.
Anyway, musical differences aside, the day was success:
1. 5 hours of QT alone with my kids
2. I came home with all of the same kids that I left with
3. they were all in one piece
The kicker, I even got the following unsolicited comment out of #1 on the ride home:
"I had a lot of fun today, I'm glad we did this"
Blink, Blink... well, I'll take that as a solid gold compliment (from a teenager no less) that I'm doing something right. (or finally did something right) Either way it was a win for me!